Spirituality and Recovery (Conference, Durham, 12-14 July 2017)

The Project for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Durham University in association with TEWV NHS Foundation Trust is organising the Spirituality and Recovery conference at St John’s College, Durham, from 12-14 July 2017. This is the third Durham conference exploring good practice in spirituality and mental health care. As more and more mental health service providers embrace a recovery approach to care, this conference will give Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘An Ethnographic Account of Reiki Practice in Britain’ by Dori-Michelle Beeler

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer An Ethnographic Account of Reiki Practice in Britain (Dori-Michelle Beeler, 2016) for review, which explores constructions of well-being among Reiki practitioners in the UK. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Cambridge Scholars Press. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. An Ethnographic Account of Reiki Read the full article…

Spirituality and Recovery Conference 2017 (CfP, Durham, 12-14 July 2017)

The Project for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Durham University in association with Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce its third conference exploring good practice in spirituality and mental health care. As more and more mental health service providers embrace a recovery approach to care, this conference will provide opportunities Read the full article…

Spirituality, Religion and the Medical Humanities (Postgraduate/ECR Network meeting, Durham, 13 March 2014)

Spirituality, Religion and the Medical Humanities Durham Centre for Medical Humanities / Wolfson PostGraduate & Early Career Research Network Meeting Thursday 13 March 2014, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Collier Room, Hild and Bede College, Durham University Note: We are still looking for 1 or 2 people to give a very informal opening talk (5-8 Read the full article…

Reviewer Needed: ‘Every Day I Bless You: Reflections on the Healing Power of Shiva’ (Norman J. Fried)

In pursuit of broadening the meaning and scope of the medical humanities, we are pleased to call reviewers for ‘Every Day I Bless You: The Healing Powers of Shiva’ by Norman J. Fried (Urim Publications, 2012).  As always, we welcome expressions of interest from all angles of the medical humanities but this book might be particularly Read the full article…

Musings From The Day Room – Mike White Reflects On Chemotherapy, Lanterns, Austerity & Mortality

Mike White‘s diary entry reads: 9th.January. I am up the Northern Centre for Cancer Care this morning for my chemo breakfast, the Special K in my treatment plan.  The day room is furnished like the lobby of a budget hotel with vinyl armchairs in alternate pink and purple. Here 20 or so of us sit Read the full article…

Spirituality, Theology & Health Seminar Programme (2013, Durham University)

Spirituality, Theology & Health seminar programme (Michaelmas 2013) These seminars are open to all staff and students of Durham University and to the general public. However, please be aware that they are aimed at a postgraduate level and are therefore especially suitable for MA, PhD and DThM students, as well as for others engaged in Read the full article…

Is Life Worth Living? William James, Psychology and the Religious Imagination – Prof Jeremy Carrette (Seminar, Durham, 15 May 2013)

Spirituality, Theology and Health Seminar: Is Life Worth Living? William James, Psychology and the Religious Imagination Prof Jeremy Carrette 15th May 2013, 4.30-6pm Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green, Durham University This lecture will examine the life and work of William James (1842-1910), author of the 1902 The Varieties of Religious Experience. After exploring Read the full article…

Spirituality, Theology and Mental Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (New Book edited by Prof Chris Cook

Spirituality, Theology and Mental Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives edited by Professor Chris Cook is now available for pre-order (£45.00). In 2010 a Durham conference on Spirituality, Theology & Mental Health was made possible by support from the Guild of Health. The conference was attended by more than one hundred delegates, from a variety of different professional and academic backgrounds including those working in Read the full article…

Good Practice in Spirituality Conference (Durham, 10-12 July 2013)

The Durham University, the Project for Spirituality, Theology & Health and the Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust would like to welcome you to the Good Practice in Spirituality Conference (10-12 July 2013, Durham). This conference is an opportunity to bring together people for whom spirituality is a major concern, with a selection of speakers, Read the full article…